The Alzheimer’s Association is a great resource for ongoing help and support. We offer our 24/7 Helpline at 800.272.3900, run 100+ support groups throughout Northern California and Northern Nevada and we also offer educational classes to the community.
Caregivers looking for an in-depth full day of training can attend one of our education conferences, which are offered annually throughout our chapter. The next conference, Circle of Care on October 27 in Foster City, Calif., will feature a fantastic list of speakers and topics. Everyone will benefit from a research update from Yaisa Andrews-Zwilling, Ph.D., a scientist at the Gladstone Institutes, in addition to a talk on finding hope and humor in caregiving from “caregiver survivalist” Elaine Sanchez.
Between those opening and closing talks, attendees can choose to attend two additional talks on creating person-centered care, mindfulness-based dementia care, coping with caregiver emotions, compassionate decision making or music as therapy. All sessions are geared towards increasing caregivers’ capacity to provide good care loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia. To register or view the conference brochure, click here:
To see all our education and support group opportunities, please see our website: www.alz.org/norcal